Shimukova wins 800, takes second in 400 in CU debut
Friday, January 11, 2019
Shimukova wins 800, takes second in 400 in CU debut
Ishmael Arnold finished seventh in the 400-meters Friday at the ETSU Invitational. (Credit Michael Wade)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Charles Shimukova won the 800-meters and finished second in the 400-meters in his Cumberland debut while Ishmael Arnold, Tyler Williams and Cornelius Kipschumba each recorded seventh-place finishes Friday on the first day of the ETSU Track and Field Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn.

Shimukova started his day with a second-place finish among 49 participants in the 400 in 49.84. He followed that with a first-place showing in the 800 in 1:56.78, besting a host of Division I, Division II and NAIA competition in his Phoenix debut.

Arnold finished seventh in the 400 in 51.02 while Williams placed seventh in the 60-meters in 7.00 (officially 6.994 to break a tie) and Kipchumba was seventh in the 5000-meters in 15:49.73. Nate Mihnovich finished 12th in the 5000 in 16:56.57 while Riley Kilian placed 12th in the event for the women in 19:59.73. Amber Mays was also 13th overall and third among NAIA runners in the women’s 800 in 2:27.62.

In the field events, Bumnene Ndebele placed third in the triple jump, clearing 46-feet, 4-inches. Kalea Barnett finished ninth in the weight throw with a mark of 46-5.5 and Josiah Scott was 10th in the same event with a mark of 43-4.5.

Saturday field events begin at Noon ET while running events start at 8:30 a.m. ET and continue until almost 6 p.m. ET on the final day of the ETSU Track and Field Invitational.